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Invest with Swell Ventures
$82K ($5K)
Typical Investments
1
Deals Last 12 Months
13
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Swell Ventures

Swell Ventures believes in B2B SaaS. If the business has any kind of a B2B component then we will consider it for our LPs.

I truly believe innovation has, and continues to be, found in B2B. Having been part of B2B companies my entire career (startup to public) I believe I can select the investments who will be winners in the enterprise space.

I believe in recurring revenue, great product and particularly in exceptional founders who are passionate about solving business problems. I like to invest early and take a bet on what no one else can see yet, particularly in industries others may find uninteresting.

I have had numerous exits both personal and from running the SaaS Syndicate with Gil Penchina, and believe we can (still) find great deals in Silicon Valley. I have an extensive and deep network being located here and deep roots in the startup community.

Living in the technology capital of the world gives me access to high quality dealflow that is difficult to replicate anywhere else.

Note that these investments represent absolute risk, and there is a meaningful risk that investors can lose all their money.

There is no guarantee of a "soft landing" or acquisition if things do not go as planned.

In addition, there is no guarantee that, even in a successful company, there will be opportunity for liquidity for the shares represented and an investor should be prepared to have their capital committed for ten years, or more without liquidity.

Dealflow

All my deals will be syndicated through Swell Ventures on AngelList. You can opt out or opt in to any deal. I will give priority to backers who can strategically help the companies I invest in or who can provide significant backing.

Team
Nathan Creswell
Product Manager
Head of product in the B2B space. Invested and advised multiple SaaS startups. Co-founder of the SaaS Syndicate and founder of Swell Syndicate.
Flight.VC Syndicate
Angel
5 $1B + announced exits Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
Investments
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Acquired for $200M in 2018
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Acquired in 2019
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Acquired in 2018
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Acquired by Sophos in 2016
Exit
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Acquired by Cisco in 2016
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LPs
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
I've led 90+ Syndicates incl @mosaic @good-eggs @sandboxvr @starcity @notable-labs @livelyhsa; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Brad Holden
Angel
Angel/Seed BD for AWS & Venture Partner @tomorrowventures
Alain Raynaud
Angel
Organizer of The Startup Conference, former co-founder of @eve-usa, former Director of Founder Institute Paris.
Diego Gomes
Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO @rock. Blogger, mentor & aspiring angel investor. Passionate about mobile, SaaS and subscription businesses.
Armando Biondi
Investor
Cofounder @adespresso, acquired by @hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 75 startups + @angellist Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Matt Caspari
Angel
2x venture-backed Founder/CEO. Innovation @ Nike. Mentor @ First Round Capital / UC Berkeley Haas School of Business / LAUNCH: The UC Startup Accelerator.
Allen Gannett
Angel
Founder of @trackmaven - Partner at @acceleprise-deleted
Alex Prokhorenko
Entrepreneur
Product @zuora @splunk Investor @spinbackup @checkr @sendwithus & more. Founder @atomkeep @plusrated @extracom
References
Tremendous insight and foresight into possible approaches from a development perspective.
Smoot Carter
For Nathan Creswell's work with Caterly
When the chips were down I only thought I had two options, close the company or sell it. Gil encouraged me to choose a third option "aim for the moon". We did and the result is a profitable growing company on the way to success
Karl Jacob
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil taught me the meaning of RELENTLESS URGENCY. And that's something use every single day. Thank you Gil!!
Adam Rifkin
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
What more can one say about the $25 billion man that already hasn't been said? His syndicate is the largest on AngelList, he's one of the most prominent and successful angel investors in the world - and he's just getting started now that he's plowing into the most promising 20...more
Amazing guy. Amazing investor. Super-connected and helpful. No bullshit.
Gil is one of the smartest and most connected guys in Silicon Valley. He truly cares about the entrepreneurs that he backs. He gets involved and provides real help to the companies, beyond the money. 
Gil is one of the most honest, trustworthy and truthful person I have ever met in my life. He is by far one in a billion in my book and on super smart angels who envision where the industry is heading and he has been right nearly every time though with risk included to recommend participation in...more
Co-investing and working with Gil on UXPin was amazing. Speed, great advise, an amazing network. He encourages, inspires, connects or shouts whatever is most needed. Gil is an awesome investor and advisor.
Gil is super helpful and friendly
Gil Penchina is regarded as one of the top Angels on AngelList for his many syndicates and his success on the platform
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